Bug 67387 - postfix: symlink from sendmail.postfix to sendmail is not created
Summary: postfix: symlink from sendmail.postfix to sendmail is not created
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 104940
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: chkconfig (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2002-06-24 04:13 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:28 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:49:08 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-06-24 04:13:04 UTC
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Description of problem:
if sendmail is not in use, /usr/sbin/sendmail will not exist.

postfix installs /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix.

postfix rpm does *not* install a symlink to sendmail:

ln -s /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix sendmail

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.upgrade to rh 7.3
2.attempt to send email from mutt or elm

Actual Results:  mail programs such as mutt cease to work correctly for outbound
mail if /usr/sbin/sendmail does not exist.

Expected Results:  a symlink needs to be created at install time iff sendmail is
not in use.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-06-24 11:41:51 UTC
/sbin/alternatives messing up?

Comment 2 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-03-11 15:34:23 UTC
The problem is that the 7.2 /usr/sbin/sendmail binary is in the way
when /usr/sbin/alternatives tries to create the symlink. The old
binary only gets erased after the new mta is installed.

Comment 3 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-03-11 15:56:46 UTC
Closing as a duplicate of bug 104940 as that bug describes the issue
more clearly.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 104940 ***

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:49:08 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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